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Subject Rotary Club of Hornsby District Bulletin Volume 67 Number 24


President's Message


Fellow Rotarians,

Last week although we had no guest speaker, a robust discussion on quite a few topics was held. The ideas and comments will be considered by next year’s board.

A special thank you to Rob Caldwell for organising the BBQ in the Mall, and to all who helped on the day. We netted $600 which will be put to great use. These days are always a good opportunity to put the face of Rotary in front of the public.

Bev Hook is in hospital recuperating from her operation – get well soon Bev and we look forward to seeing you back at our meetings.

Please remember
that our next meeting on Monday 22nd is NOT AT MAGPIES, but at the Men’s Shed at Thornleigh – 33A Sefton Rd (Council/SES Depot). David Webster is organising food for the meeting, members to pay on the night.

Next Tuesday is an important board meeting – one where we allocate donations from our yearly funds. Members please notify details of suitable projects to Bill before then.

Lynne and I, with 6 others, will be attending the Rotary Club of Berowra’s 40th Birthday celebrations on 27th May at Berowra RSL. If anyone else wishes to join us, please notify asap.

Our Pride of Workmanship night is not far away and we still require nominees for the award. At present we have 2 confirmed, 2 probable plus the Hornsby Police nominee. Nomination forms are on the website – please fill one in if you know of a worthy candidate.

Yours in Rotary



Hornsby Men's Shed

 The Shed covers five woodworking groups:  toy making, furniture/cabinet making, woodturning, wood carving and pyrography and has an extensive range of woodworking machines and hand tools for use by members.

Members can choose to work on their own projects or participate in our toy or shed projects. Some members come for the social aspects associated with a like-minded group, or to learn, improve and hone their woodworking skills.   No prior woodworking skills are required and members can learn from skilled supervisors and access the knowledge of other members of the Shed and our Library.Woodturning

Membership is open to both men and women of all ages over 14, subject to the individual’s capacity to accept verbal and written instruction and to work safely with machinery, which if used incorrectly can be dangerous.  Safety procedures are in place both for your own protection and the protection of members.

For those approaching retirement as well as those already retired, the Shed provides a social outlet that many lose when they retire from the permanent workforce.  Members’ wives and partners support the existence of the Shed and its aims and objectives, because it provides an enjoyable social and rewarding activity outside the home.

The Shed last year distributed more than 300 toys to charities and has done so for many years.  As well as toys, Shed members have been involved in the construction of specialised furniture and equipment for hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and other local and regional organisations.

Whilst the Shed membership consists of mainly retirees, there are a significant number of young and working members.

While the Shed receives commission for non-Shed work, members are not permitted to use the Shed’s resources for the purposes of commercial activities.




 What's Coming Up

 This Month

22.01.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary meeting
24.01.2018 18:00 - 20:00
Board meeting
29.01.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary meeting
05.02.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
12.02.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
13.02.2018 17:30 - 19:00
Coin meeting

 Future Events

19.02.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
26.02.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
05.03.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
10.03.2018 - 11.03.2018
2018 District Conference Leura
12.03.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
19.03.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
26.03.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
02.04.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
09.04.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
16.04.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting




Service Above Self



Thank you to all our members, and their companies, who underwrite our Club's activities and this publication.

The 4-Way Test
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?"

The Object Of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Attendee’s Reminder

Please let us know if you are not going to attend or attending but not eating.
Fellows, remember that you may invite wives, partners, children, family, friends and other Rotarians to all our meetings - just remember to let us know.  Apologies and advice of guests can be submitted online at www.hornsbydistrictrotary.org



Who We Are in 2017—2018


Bobby Holder

Bill Scott

Kylie Williams

Club Service
Rob Caldwell

Arthur Godfrey

Greg Timewell

Simon Bryan





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